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Mon, 07 Jan 2002 22:25:32 -0800
With an open spot on their roster, the Post Dispatch reports the St. Louis Rams had a bunch of street free agents in for a visit Monday. The list: safeties Percy Ellsworth and Tony George, CB Thomas Smith, LBs Michael Hawkes and Lonnie Marts and WRs Billy Davis and Keith Poole.
Wed, 26 Dec 2001 14:44:38 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports the Cleveland Browns released S Percy Ellsworth off their injured reserve list on Wednesday.
Sat, 15 Dec 2001 19:03:17 -0800
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal on the day Cleveland Browns S Percy Ellsworth was placed on injured reserve, his locker was cleaned out. Ellsworth appears to have played his last game for the Browns. The best Butch Davis could say of him was that he had played "OK." Davis added, "We have 27 interceptions and he has one of them." Ellsworth is due to make $1.5 million next year, which is too much for a player if he's not starting.
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 13:37:02 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports the Cleveland Browns have placed S Percy Ellsworth (quadriceps) on injured reserve. The Browns have an NFL-high 14 players on IR now.
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 12:49:29 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports S Percy Ellsworth (quadriceps) has been moved from probable to questionable on the team's injury report. WR Quincy Morgan (shoulder) has been moved from questionable to probable and should be fine to play this weekend.
Sun, 09 Dec 2001 09:12:55 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have named QB Josh Booty as their No. 3 QB for today's game. The team has declared S Percy Ellsworth, LB Tarek Saleh, T Paul Zukauskas, G Richard Mercier, DE Courtney Brown, DB Earthwind Moreland and TE Jake Moreland inactive for today's game.
Sun, 02 Dec 2001 19:20:33 -0800
According to Patrick McManamon of the Beacon Journal, Cleveland Browns WR Quincy Morgan said he had a hip pointer and S Percy Ellsworth was moving slow after the game with what he said was a deep thigh bruise.
Sat, 20 Oct 2001 10:21:02 -0700
The Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns S Percy Ellsworth was fined $5,000 for his blow to the head on QB Jon Kitna in last week's game at Cincinnati. Ellsworth said he will appeal his fine.
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 17:39:47 -0700
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports Cleveland Browns rookie FS Michael Jameson, a sixth-round draft choice, will have to go on the Browns injured reserve list. He fractured an ankle in Friday's game against the Redskins. His recovery time was targered at eight-to-10 weeks. He appeared to be ready to challenge starter Percy Ellsworth for playing time.
Mon, 18 Jun 2001 08:09:53 -0700
The Canton Repository reports the Cleveland Browns coaching staff is excited about their secondary this year. Head coach Butch Davis said earlier this year that his cornerbacks and safeties may be the team's most pleasant surprise. Corey Fuller is projected to start at left corner while Daylon McCutcheon is penciled in at right cornerback. At safety, Marquis Smith is lining up at strong safety and Percy Ellsworth is lining up at free safety.
Wed, 18 Apr 2001 13:42:33 -0700
Tony Grossi reports for the Plain Dealer that while the Cleveland Browns would like to improve at the safety position, they may not be able to this year because it's not viewed as a strong position in the NFL Draft. The team may be looking to give Earl Little more playing time this year with hopes of him improving and there's the possibility of using Little, Marquis Smith and Percy Ellsworth in a rotation in the secondary. Head coach Butch Davis did speak kindly of Smith's work during the recent mini-camp.
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 10:07:45 -0700
The Canton Repository reports both Cleveland Browns QB Tim Couch and RB Errict Rhett said it has become clear to them changing head coaches was a good idea. Both pointed to locker room division last season as one big reason a change was needed. S Percy Ellsworths starting free safety job is in jeopardy after he made just one interception in 16 starts last year. He acknowledged he had a poor season in 2000, but the he will play better this season. He said he felt sorry for former coach Chris Palmer, who was fired. DE Keith McKenzie knows there is a strong possibility he will go back to the passing-down role he had with the Packers. Courtney Brown will be one starter at defensive end and Stalin Colinet could join him in the starting lineup. Coach Butch Davis said MLB Wali Rainer practiced well on Monday.
Sun, 08 Apr 2001 12:45:47 -0700
Bill Rabinowitz reports for the Columbus Dispatch this week's Cleveland Browns mini-camp could help the team determine to what degree they need help at a certain position. "I don't know that it will have 100 percent impact, but it is definitely a factor," coach Butch Davis said. Davis declined to say which players have the most at stake this week, but it's likely that the team's RBs (Travis Prentice and Curtis Enis in particular), WRs (Kevin Johnson, JaJuan Dawson and Dennis Northcutt), safeties (Marquis Smith, Percy Ellsworth and Earl Little), CBs (Corey Fuller, Daylon McCutcheon and Lewis Sanders) and interior linemen on both offense and defense will get the most attention. Mini-camp will be run without pads so it is more difficult to judge the play of the linemen.
Sun, 11 Mar 2001 23:10:39 -0800
Steve King reports for the Sporting News the only current Cleveland Browns player who played for coach Butch Davis in college is S Earl Little. The expectation is Little will get a real shot at a starting spot at a position of great need for the Browns, safety. Little was very impressive when he hit the field last season. Current starters, Percy Ellsworth and Marquis Smith, did not play all that well last season. The team was trying to sign free agent S Mike Minter until he re-signed in Carolina. Ellsworth carries a big price tag and his roster spot reportedly could be on the "bubble."
Mon, 05 Mar 2001 14:13:42 -0800
The Canton Repository reports even though the Cleveland Browns weren't able to land FS Mike Minter, who re-signed with the Panthers on Sunday, the future of last year's starting S Percy Ellsworth remains in question. Ellsworth joined the team in 2000 and signed a three-year deal, but the fact that the team is looking at other safeties has put Ellsworth's future with the team in doubt.
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 19:25:00 -0700
Today's release of veteran S Tito Wooten should leave second year S Shaun Williams and veteran Percy Ellsworth to compete for the starting Free Safety position this upcoming season. Although there has been nothing more on it from team officials, the Giants may still be looking to add LB Dixon Edwards to their roster. The clearing out of some salary cap space today could pave the way for such a move.
Thu, 13 May 1999 21:20:00 -0700
The AP reports New York Giant S Percy Ellsworth will remain a Giant and receive a one-year tender worth $429,000 this season. He's scheduled to battle for a starting job this season.
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 21:35:00 -0800
The Chicago Tribune reports that after helping their defense by signing a defensive end and re-signing a linebacker, the Bears focus is now on safety. Jaguars Free Agent S Chris Hudson visited Friday as expected. Also on the Bears list is Percy Ellsworth (NYG) and Tim Hauck (IND). The team is considering the move of second year safety Tony Parrish from free safety to strong safety which would then allow them to pursue a new free safety.
Thu, 04 Mar 1999 23:00:00 -0800
The New York Times is reporting that Giants RFA S Percy Ellsworth will visit with the Redskins later today as expected. His agent Anthony Agnone says he is also expected to visit with the Bears and Browns next week. Ellsworth was tendered very low by the Giants at $429,000 and since he was undrafted he would not require compensation from a team signing him.
Mon, 01 Mar 1999 23:05:00 -0800
As reported earlier, the Washington Post is reporting that OL Dave Widell visited the Redskins today. He's interested in being the team's long snapper and a backup on the offensive line. The team still expects to meet with Saints Free Agent OL Andy McCollum on Tuesday, DE Dan Footman (IND) on Thursday and S Percy Ellsworth (NYG) on Friday.